Podvisoki

Summary

Podvisoki was a medieval settlement, part of wider urban area of fortress Visoki located in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

History

Podvisoki was main trading center over course much of the history of Bosnian medieval state from the mid 14 century. The first direct mention was in 1363. It was located along river Fojnica, in the foothills of Visočica hill, Visoko. Podvisoki was one of the early examples of medieval urban settlement in Bosnia region.[1]

Podvisoki had a colony of Ragusan merchants. They remained there until 1430s, when they moved to Fojnica. Notable local merchant from Visoko in 14th century was Milaš Radomirić. Ragusan sources cite biggest caravan trade between Podvisoki and Ragusa in 1428. That year, on 9 August, Vlachs committed to Ragusan lord Tomo Bunić, that they will with 600 horses deliver 1500 modius of salt. Delivery was meant for Dobrašin Veseoković, and Vlachs price was half of delivered salt.[2]

At the end of 14. century merchants from Podvisoki took part in slave trade. It was recorded, that on November 1389 Bogovac Vukojević (Bogaueç Vochoeuich Bossinensis de Souisoch) traded small boy Milko, a Bosnian (de genere et nactione Bossinensium), for the price of 4 ducats.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Pavao Anđelić, Srednji vijek – Doba stare bosanske države, „Visoko i okolina kroz historiju I, Visoko 1984, 160-162
  2. ^ „Crainich Miochouich et Stiepanus Glegieuich ad meliustenendem super se et omnia eorum bona se obligando promiserunt ser Thome de Bona presenti et acceptanti conducere et salauum dare in Souisochi in Bosna Dobrassino Veselcouich nomine dicti ser Thome modia salis mille quingenta super equis siue salmis sexcentis. Et dicto sale conducto et presentato suprascripto Dobrassino in Souisochi medietatem illius salis dare et mensuratum consignare dicto Dobrassino. Et aliam medietatem pro eorum mercede conducenda dictum salem pro ipsius conductoribus retinere et habere. Promittentes vicissim omnia et singularia suprascripta firma et rata habere et tenere ut supra sub obligatione omnium suorum bonorum. Renuntiando” (9. August 1428), State archive, Ragusa Republic, Series: Diversa Cancellariae, Number: XLV, Foil: 31 verso.
  3. ^ „Ego quidem Bogaueç Vochoeuich Bossinensis de Souisochi confiteor quod sponte et ex certa scientia dedi, vendidi et tradidi magistro Johanni condam magistri Marchi de Papia unum meum seruum puerulum etatis annorum nouem vel circha nomine Milcho de genere et nactione Bossinensium, pro precio ducatorum auri quatuor, quos confiteor integre recepisse” (9. November 1389.), State archive Ragusa Republic, Series: Diversa Notariae, Number: X, Foil: 77.

Literature

  • Pavao Anđelić, Srednji vijek – Doba stare bosanske države, „Visoko i okolina kroz historiju I, Visoko 1984.
  • Redžić, Husref (2009), Srednjovjekovni gradovi u Bosni i Hercegovini (in Bosnian), Sarajevo Publishing, ISBN 978-9958-21-511-7